HBCU Baseball Weekend In Review – Small School Division

HBCU Baseball Weekend Warriors  

Gerlin Cruz RHP of Talladega College was masterful making his first start of the season in a two-hit complete game as the Talladega baseball team won its first game of the season defeating Thomas University by the score of 5-1. Cruz allowed two hits in his seven-inning stint, giving up one earned run, while striking out five batters for the win.


D’Aires Davis DH of Xavier University of Louisiana opened the baseball season collecting six runs batted in on a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run triple in the fourth.




In Florida Memorial’s home opener, the Lions defeated Florida National University Friday in game one of the three-game series by the score of 20-0 and followed that with a 9-0 win in Saturday’s first game of the doubleheader. But a come from behind 5-4 FNU victory spoiled the Lions hope for a sweep.

Tougaloo College baseball swept a doubleheader Sunday defeating Xavier University of Louisiana and win the three-game series. Tougaloo (2-1) opened its baseball season Saturday by losing to the Gold Rush 14-3 as Xavier scored nine-runs in the first inning enroute to its first win of the season. Tougaloo bounced back winning both games Sunday, 10-7 and the series finale 7-3.

Paine College baseball returned to action after a two-year hiatus and leaving NCAA Division II for the National Christian Conference Athletic Association (NCCAA). Paine (1-1) split a two-game series on the road in Jacksonville, Florida with Trinity Baptist College losing the opening series 13-9 then winning the series finale 8-6.

Edward Waters University opened its 2022 campaign with a 4-1 win against Warner University who is receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 poll. The Tigers split the doubleheader in their scheduled three game series falling short in game two 9-6 against it’s former Sun Conference rival.

Xavier University of Louisiana opened its baseball season Saturday with a nine-run first inning and a 14-3 victory against Tougaloo at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans.


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